(In response to the objections to the name Gretchen. Margaret reverted to her own name)
I am not sorry to lose the name of Gretchen, apart from its German birth. It is more than ten years since I suggested to my readers and the editor that I would prefer to sign myself by the Scottish equivalent of Peggy; but the latter would not allow me to change the name by which I was already well-known, in case it should appear that the personality was changed.
Circumstances have now deprived that objection of any force, and I gladly disassociate myself from the faintest savour of Germanism. I would have preferred my grandmother’s name of Peggy, and my own love-name of childhood, but my true name is Margaret.